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Man charged with murder, assault after Missouri shooting

Conflict happens between people for a variety of different reasons. Regardless of the nature of the conflict, most people calm down and go on about their business as time passes. However, police claim that a man in Missouri murdered two people people and shot at two others even though time had passed since an initial conflict. The man is now charged with murder and assault.

The incident happened at a Missouri campground in early November. Police began investigating after they received reports of gunshots at the campground. They reportedly discovered two bodies in a bed in the park's office in an area that served as living quarters. Police say that another couple reported that shots were fired into their RV; the man was injured and transported to the hospital.

Missouri teen accused of drunk driving following fatal crash

A car accident can happen so quickly that a driver often has little opportunity to react. When a person is involved in an accident that causes serious harm, that event will likely live with them for the rest of his or her life. Unfortunately, a teenager in Missouri is now accused of drunk driving following a crash that reportedly killed two people.

The crash happened in January. Witnesses claim that the vehicle was traveling well over posted speed limits. Police claim that their investigation revealed that the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Man accused of assault in Missouri

It is often difficult to predict how people will react during a moment of conflict, especially if they feel that their life may be endangered. However, police often make assumptions regarding who the aggressor was when an event results in violence, even if an investigation has not been completed. Unfortunately, a man in Missouri has recently been accused of assault after police say he shot a Lyft driver.

The suspect in the case is a 28-year-old man. Reports indicate that someone requested a Lyft ride during the early morning hours of a day in late October. However, the 41-year-old driver and the suspect reportedly become involved in some sort of argument. The contents of that alleged argument are unclear.

Missouri gas station clerk charged with murder

Gas station attendants often have difficult jobs. Because they are often alone, they could easily become targets for robberies, especially at night, creating a great deal of anxiety for such workers. Unfortunately, police say a gas station attendant in Missouri has recently been arrested and charged with murder after a man was killed following a dispute.

The incident happened on a night in late September. According to reports, the 39-year-old suspect became involved in a dispute with a 34-year-old male customer. The dispute apparently centered around whether the customer attempted to steal candy from the store. Police believe that the gas station clerk followed the customer into the parking lot where the dispute continued.

Missouri man charged with possession of drugs after chase

Police in Missouri and other areas of the country claim to be waging a war against drugs. While their desire to remove drugs from the streets may be admirable, violating a suspect's rights in the process of doing so is not. A man who was recently charged with possession of drugs may decide to take steps to ensure that he was treated lawfully prior to and following his arrest.

The events that led to the 29-year-old man's arrest began one night in early October. A police officer who was patrolling claimed to have noticed a vehicle that he described as "suspicious." It is unclear what led the officer to that conclusion.

Assault charge filed against Missouri fast food worker

Working in fast food is often a difficult job. Workers often put in long hours and face a great deal of criticism from supervisors and employees. Unfortunately, a fast food worker in Missouri is now accused of assault following an alleged incident involving a manager at the establishment.

The incident happened just after noon on a day in October. Police say they were called to the scene after a 30-year-old man allegedly stabbed a manager multiple times. Reports claim that the suspect left the location prior to the arrival of police officers.

What is an Expungement? New law helps many in Missouri

In January 2018, a new law regarding expungements goes into effect. That’s good news for many who live and work in Missouri. Many people, however, are unfamiliar with what an expungement actually is. Expungement is a process where criminal records are sealed. Anyone arrested or charged with a crime has a criminal record.

Each state has its own law on what crimes can be expunged and when. Currently, in the state of Missouri, felonies can be expunged after 20 years and misdemeanors can be expunged after 10. The new law, however, is changing that.

Missouri street brawl results in assault charge

Anyone who has been to a bar likely knows that people can often behave unpredictably when under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, information provided by people who have been consuming alcohol may not be entirely reliable. For example, the veracity of the accounts regarding a street brawl in Missouri could be questionable; a man has since been charged with assault in connection with the incident.

The fight allegedly happened one night in September and involved a wedding party. Reports indicate that a group inside a bar turned aggressive just before they were kicked out by security. The conflict reportedly continued on the street.

Drunk driving suspected in fatal Missouri crash

For those who have been driving on Missouri roads for years, the experience of failing to notice a red light or not noticing one in time to stop is likely familiar. While these incidents likely happen relatively frequently, they do not always result in a crash. Unfortunately, one man in Missouri who police say failed to stop at a traffic light is now accused of drunk driving.

Reports indicate that a 28-year-old man was driving on a Missouri roadway during the early morning hours of a day in September. Police say that the man failed to stop at a traffic light. As a result, they believe that he struck the side of a vehicle traveling through the intersection.

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